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DataSift Raises $7.2 Million in Venture Funding

Social analytics company DataSift announced another round of venture capital funding Wednesday, adding $7.2 million in a follow-on Series A round. The company — which aggregates data from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to package and sell to corporate customers — raised $6 million from IA Ventures and GRP Partners last year; the additional funds came from the same firms.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald